But the 1.0.0 version no longer supports Node.js 0.8, which debuted in mid-2012.
Adobe, Mozilla, Twitter, and Walmart all use Grunt. JetBrains's WebStorm IDE for Node.js has integrated with Grunt. Microsoft has backed it as well, along with the Gulp task runner.
The Grunt team markets the tool's usefulness in reducing workloads: "The less work you have to do when performing repetitive tasks like minification, compilation, unit testing, linting, the easier your job becomes. After you've configured it through a Gruntfile, a task runner can do most of that mundane work for you."